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Travel Industry Association Announces TravelCom Res-Expo Innovators Award
for Outstanding Achievements in Travel Technology and Distribution
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First Annual Award to Recognize Travel’s Most Innovative Companies
at TravelCom Res-Expo April 6, 2007, in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON, DC – February 22, 2007 - The Travel Industry Association (TIA) announces the first annual TravelCom Res-Expo Innovators Awards to recognize those special companies whose outstanding innovations in the areas of technology, e-commerce and distribution have transformed their business and had a broad impact across the travel industry. TIA will present the award at the forthcoming TravelCom Res-Expo Conference April 4-6, 2007, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

“We established this award to recognize the best the industry has to offer in the area of technology, e-commerce and distribution,” said Roger Dow, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Travel Industry Association.  “Recipients of the first-ever TravelCom Res-Expo Innovators Award will showcase the pinnacle of design, functionality, and technological achievement.”

Call for Entries

TIA invites companies from across the travel industry, both new and established, to submit their product and service innovations – or nominate the innovations of others – for consideration for one of two TravelCom Res-Expo Innovators Awards:

  • TravelCom Res-Expo New Innovator Award – for companies less than five years old.
  • TravelCom Res-Expo Established Innovator Award – for companies in business at least five years.
TIA has assembled a panel of top travel executives representing the full spectrum of the travel industry to review all entries. Winning companies will be recognized at the upcoming TravelCom Res-Expo conference in Las Vegas in front of hundreds of travel industry leaders and media. TravelCom Res-Expo Innovators Award winners will also be invited to join the judging panel and serve as presenters to next year’s winners. TIA will provide award recipients with free attendance passes to the TravelCom conference in 2008.
 
To submit an entry for the TravelCom Res-Expo
Innovators Award, go to 
www.tia.org/travelcom/innovatoraward 
to download an entry form and submit by March 12, 2007

About TravelCom Res-Expo

Every year TravelCom Res-Expo brings together over 1,000 of the travel industry's leaders, achievers, influencers and buyers for the premier conference on travel technology and distribution, strategy and marketing, e-commerce and innovation. More than 30 of the travel industry’s leading providers of technology and online services exhibit in the TravelCom Res-Expo Technology Pavilion. TravelCom Res-Expo will be held April 4-6, 2007, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
 
About TIA

TIA is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the $703 billion travel industry. TIA's mission is to represent the whole of the U.S. travel industry to promote and facilitate increased travel to and within the United States.

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